According to the official U.S. Marine Corps website, every Marine is STILL  required to complete a bayonet training program … because “the weapon becomes  just as effective [as a rifle] in close combat situations.”

We spoke with Dan Riker from Bayonet Inc. — a leading military surplus  outlet that specializes in bayonets — who tells us he believes Obama’s comment  was “ignorant … because our soldiers still use bayonets.”

He adds, “[Bayonets] are still distributed to the military all the time — he should get  educated on it”

For the record, Riker says he won’t be voting for Obama  … “and I didn’t vote for him last election either.”

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